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Archive for March, 2018

March 29, 2018

To briefly recap our time at youth group last night, we spent our time deviating a little bit from our norm to talk about Christian Missions, and more specifically, how our youth group could get involved in missions. We started by discussing missions, and pointing out that it’s a central part of the Christian life, […]

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Redemption Stories

I know what you’ve done. I know about the horrible thoughts and the sinful actions. I know about your pride. I know about your jealousy. I know about your selfishness. I don’t need to see your sins projected onto a screen, I already know about them. I know your story. How? Because it’s my story […]

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March 22, 2018

  We continued our study of the book of Ephesians last night, focusing mainly on Ephesians 3:14-19, in which Paul prays that the Ephesians would be strengthened, rooted in the love of Christ, and filled with the fullness of God. In an attempt to briefly summarize, here’s the main thing we talked about that would […]

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My View From the Window

I beg you to indulge me a moment as I give a brief report on my knee surgery. I believe I saw something noteworthy. The surgery itself went so well it is almost embarrassing.  We left the house at 6:30am and I was home by 10:30am.  Everyone at the clinic was pleasant and helpful and […]

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March 15, 2018

Last night we spent some more time in the book of Ephesians, focusing on chapter 2:11-22. In summary, Paul reminds the Gentiles (non-Jews) that they were alienated from Israel, and without hope before Jesus, but now in Christ, they are brought into God’s covenant promise. We talked about how Jesus, in this sense, restored the […]

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Looking for Ligaments

Cartilage and ligaments are much on my mind these days as I look forward to surgery Friday to repair the meniscus I tore a few months ago, and the experience has opened my eyes in a number of ways. I now have significant empathy when I hear about knee injuries on sports talk radio where […]

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March 8, 2018

Just a quick review of youth group last night, as it was Review and Game night. We started with a review game using the website Kahoot. It ended up working really well, as teams of 4 or 5 worked together to answer multiple choice questions to earn points using their phone (or a leaders phone). […]

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When Harry Became Sally

Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner announced in 2015 that he was now Caitlyn Jenner and since that time has been perhaps the most famous transgender person in the world. The sensational announcement from the iconic American set off a firestorm of discussion and debate following predictable lines, with progressives arguing that gender is simply a social […]

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March 1, 2018

In review of our time in the scriptures last night, we looked at Ephesians 2:1-10, an astounding passage! Paul talks about three main things: that Christians were at one time sons of wrath (and we should remember that this was our unconverted state), that God brought us to new life in His son Jesus Christ […]

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